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Drunk mum hit garda on head

A New Year's Eve reveller punched a garda in the back of the head when she tried to break up a row, a court heard.

Leona Fennell (30), a mother-of-one, ended up being arrested and charged with public order offences.

A Dublin District Court judge struck the case out after she admitted public drunkenness and breach of the peace. He told her she had made a bad mistake and should "put it behind her".

Fennell, of Glenview Park, Tallaght, had no criminal record and was "mortified" to be before the court, her lawyer said.

Teen hurled racist abuse

A CONCERT-GOER thrown out of a gig at the O2 arena was arrested outside the venue for hurling racist abuse at a taxi driver.

Robert Coyne (19) was drunk when gardai on patrol found him shouting at the driver, who had put him out of his cab.

A judge said he would leave him without convictions if he made a donation to charity.

Coyne, of Ardara Avenue, Donaghmede, admitted charges of public drunkenness and causing a breach of the peace at the O2 on March 19. The judge adjourned the case to give Coyne time to make a contribution to charity.

Kicking man's case delayed

A MAN caught kicking and punching another man in a St Patrick's Day brawl has had the case against him adjourned.

Sean Brown (21) was remanded on continuing bail after a judge said he wanted to see a counsellor's report before imposing a penalty.

Brown, of Lansdowne Valley Park, Drimnagh, admitted public drunkenness at Sackville Place, Dublin.

In a separate incident, at Walkinstown Avenue, on January 15, Brown caused €250 worth of damage to a car when he kicked it.

When garda spoke to him, he was highly intoxicated, slurring his words and unable to stand on his own. He pleaded guilty to criminal damage. The judge adjourned the case to July 2 for a counsellor's report.